My birth name is Mildred (ugh) and as soon as I hit thirteen, I told my family I would no longer answer to that name, my new name would be Millie. Now, I have met many Mildreds’ in my life who did not want to be called Millie and about ten years ago I had a neighbor named Mildred who adored her name and chose not to be called Millie. So, we decided we would be known as the M & M neighbors. Mildred moved away just a few years ago. Since then I have not met any one with my name.
My grandchildren call me Nana Banana and my exercise instructors and members call me Ms Millie or Momma Millie, yet out of all of the names, the one I love best is “Mom”. For me, It is a testament of love when one of my sons says “hi Mom”. There are no sweeter words for this Mom’s ears, and the feelings it evokes in me. How do you feel about your name (s)?
Current Mood: Happy